Can Hillary win the middle class?
Clinton is set to give a big economy speech at 11:30am ET Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, a critical swing state.
Her goals: To convince America’s middle class that she can run the economy better than Donald Trump and that she cares about them as much as Bernie Sanders.
“She needs to have a more inspiring economic policy,” says Greg Valliere, chief strategist at Horizon Investments who sends out daily updates on the campaign.
So far in the campaign, Clinton has stressed that she would support raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour (it’s currently $7.25 nationally) and that she’ll give the middle class more tax credits for college costs and health care expenses.
“She has an enormous amount of tax credits. She’s got a tax credit for everything. That’s not very inspirational. That doesn’t get people excited,” says Valliere. Like many, he believes she needs to put forward bolder ideas on Tuesday.